Organizers of the first-ever Heroin Awareness Walk in Onondaga County are hoping for a big turnout Saturday to help to reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Recovering addicts, their families, treatment experts, and the community will gather in front of Syracuse City Hall.
Michaline Younis says she has both professional and personal reasons to be heading up the effort.
“I’ve been in the field of treatment for 16 years. We recently lost someone very close to us two years ago from a fentanyl overdose. And my brother was heroin addicted for 13 years.”